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Maryland Politics: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Ehrlich mum on 2010 plans at GOP convention

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) was greeted with a standing ovation Saturday at the state Republican convention and gave a pep talk to the more than 200 delegates in attendance. But he did not say a word...

By John Wagner  |  November 14, 2009; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Md. GOP picks Scott to guide cash-strapped party

Maryland Republicans on Saturday overwhelmingly elected Audrey E. Scott, a Cabinet secretary under former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), as their new party chairwoman. Scott, a former member of the Prince George's County Council who later served as Ehrlich's...

By John Wagner  |  November 14, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sources: Sheriff Jackson will run for Pr. Geo.'s county exec

UPDATE: Jackson has indeed decided to run for county executive, according to several politically connected sources who spoke on condition of anyonimity, including one elected official in the county who said he spoke to Jackson directly. (County Photo) Prince George's...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  November 13, 2009; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Friday, Nov. 13, 2009: The heat is on as state waits for Ehrlich decision, Montgomery reaches deal on new music venue, six more deaths from swine flu, Dixon says she...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 13, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fillmore deal done, Montgomery officials say

After months of wrangling on the details, a deal has finally been reached on building a Fillmore Music Hall in downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery County officials said Thursday night. The Lee Development Group, which has development ambitions in the area,...

By Michael Laris  |  November 12, 2009; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Democrats don't wait for Ehrlich to enter

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has yet to say whether he is running again for governor. But the Democratic campaign against him has apparently already begun. On Thursday, Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan W. Turnbull released an "open...

By John Wagner  |  November 12, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Arundel Mills casino close to winning nod from state

Members of a Maryland commission signaled Thursday that they are ready to award a license to operate the state's largest slot-machine gambling casino at Arundel Mills mall, citing the hundreds of millions of dollars a year it is projected to...

By John Wagner  |  November 12, 2009; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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"Why You?": Gerron Levi in Prince George's

With 2010 around the corner, candidates in Prince George's County at all levels of government are beginning to sculpt their campaign messages. In a semi-weekly series --"Why You?" -- we sit down with the county's political hopefuls to ask about...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  November 12, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Elections , General Assembly , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009: No porn policy for University of Maryland. It's "impossible" board says. Prince George's criticized for new tax districts, documents show nonprofit overbilled MoCo. Critics say Prince...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 12, 2009; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley campaign manager urges "deep breath"

In a memo to top financial backers Wednesday, Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign manager urged Marylanders "to take a deep breath" and argued that O'Malley remains well-positioned to win re-election next year, despite Democratic losses last week in Virginia and New...

By John Wagner  |  November 11, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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GOP governor hopefuls on display this weekend

When Maryland Republicans convene this weekend, selecting a new chairman to succeed James Pelura will be foremost on the agenda. But the state convention in Bowie also should provide a showcase for the party's 2010 candidates for governor. Firing up...

By John Wagner  |  November 11, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009: Hundreds more state medevac flights than expected following crash, Maryland politicians commemorate Veterans Day, Baltimore bids to host World Cup, jury seated in mayor's...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009: Obama administration considers cutting off Chesapeake Bay funding, Dixon pleads not guilty and a stabbing death spells more trouble for Maryland prisons. Dixon pleads not guilty,...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 10, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley named Governor of the Year? Kind of.

Since landing on the cover of the November issue of Governing, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has trumpeted the magazine's praise in his fundraising appeals. He also has played it up on his campaign Web site, and the cover now...

By John Wagner  |  November 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Governor , John Wagner  
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Some details on HUD projects in Pr. George's emerge

After Prince George's County came within one day of losing more than $5 million in federal housing funds, a few details on how it plans to spend the money have emerged. The funds that were at stake come from the...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  November 9, 2009; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Monday, November 9, 2009: Trial selection begins in case against Baltimore mayor Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) begins the first of two court battles today in an attempt to clear...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 9, 2009; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Health care: How Maryland members voted

Maryland's congressional delegation voted 6 to 2 Saturday night in favor of passage of the landmark health-care reform bill, with only first-term Democrat Frank Kratovil breaking with his party and voting no. In a statement, Kratovil called the bill too...

By John Wagner  |  November 8, 2009; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Health Care , John Wagner  
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